ATPI Group hires new UK HR manager

Global travel management and events firm ATPI Group has appointed Amanda Killick as its new UK HR manager as part of its ongoing commitment to foster a diverse and talented workforce.

In her new role, Killick will implement the group’s global, people-first strategy and tailor it for the UK region. This will include training and development, employee engagement initiatives, recruitment, coaching and mentoring, identifying individual strengths and development needs, and championing an open, embracing culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.

She will also drive the continuous improvement agenda, focusing on engagement and welfare activities, maximising productivity, devolving HR responsibilities to line managers and building leadership capability.

Over the course of a HR career that spans two decades, Killick has previously held senior positions within the travel, public sector and funeral services industries. This includes 13 years at Virgin Atlantic, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of its internal HR strategy.

Killick said: “ATPI’s people are some of the best in the business and I look forward to building on the solid foundations that the team before me have put in place. I’m honoured to be leading the HR department in such a key growth region, especially at an organisation that’s so well-respected and established in the travel management space.”

Ian Sinderson, chief executive officer of ATPI Group, added: “Amanda’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in our growth trajectory and we’re over the moon to have her on board. Her extensive industry experience in both HR and the travel industry means we’re able to continue to strengthen our unwavering commitment to our people and our clients alike. Amanda will play a central role in shaping and developing our HR strategy, and we look forward to seeing where this journey takes us.”